If you haven’t seen Fringe before, you’re in a treat Gasmii! I’ve been following Fringe since the beginning – JJ Abrams has held me hostage with his output ever since my common sense was hijacked and JJ forced me to believe Jennifer Garner could perform espionage.
While it started out as your typical procedural FBI fantasy with paranormal activity, frequent drug use and parallel universes, Fringe is something quite different this final season. I’m looking forward to all the action, but I’ll miss the ‘crazy’ Walter lines:
“I just pissed myself. Oh, just a squirt”
“It’s a hypnotic, sedative, may cause a slight tingling sensation – it’s actually quite pleasant. Besides, your daughter is 17. I’m sure she’s sampled far worse by now.”
“Kent Street. I frequented a massage parlor just around the corner. I used to get off right here.”
But since we’re starting in the future, I’ll just say goodbye to my favorite present day Harvard character (you will be missed Gene):
Back off, the 47% need to suckle the teat of democracy.
For a little back story on this season, I’ll quote Pacey at this year’s Comic Con panel: It’s your typical boy-meets-girl, boy-crosses-universe, girl-goes-to-other-universe, boy-sleeps-with-her-doppelganger, boy-gets-doppelganger-pregnant, doppelganger-has-baby-too-fast, baby-gets-x’ed-out-by-interdimensional-war, new-baby-born-with-girl-and-lost-to-future, finds-dad-searching-for-mom story.
Simple, right? Who cares, bring on the increasingly evil Observers and their wicked plot to turn our planet into a giant Slurry farm! Just remember these simple facts: Observers are going to use our planet until it’s a giant lump of waste product. Observers are humans from the future with wicked cool mental skills. September is not a month, but the one nice Observer who warned the Fringe team about the evil intentions of the Observer nation. September also saved the lives of Walter (the original Mad Scientist) and his son Peter (Pacey) back in the 1980s.
Ready for the ride? Let’s go!
Previously on Fringe:
Get ready to shave your head.
These evil albinos have taken over the world.
Our Fringe pals have hidden in Amber like a band of Mosquitoes hiding away until Jurassic Park 4.
Pacey has a beautiful daughter, Henrietta, with strange mental powers and great bone structure.
Like all apocalyptic thrillers, we open to a dandelion and quiet pastoral scene. Could be worse – I half expect an old merry-go-round with goldenrod indicating decay. Instead, we see the nightmare of the day the Observers came to modern day earth to bust up the joint.
We’re from the Government, and we’re here to help.
This is why my family prefers staying indoors, like good Americans. If Olivia and Peter had been at home watching Dancing with the Stars with Henrietta the entire crisis could have been averted. Instead, Olivia and Peter are knocked out by an explosion and Henrietta is disappeared.